Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Luxury handbags for those in need Comments 0

Monday, October 5th, 2020

A hundred Yu Mei handbags will go on sale for reduced prices at the Wellington City Mission today, as the luxury leather goods label partners with the mission for a new campaign. The bags will be donated to the Wellington City Mission’s Taranaki Street store and sold at a cheaper price than usual on Saturday, Read more

Fratelli Tutti – Summary of Francis Encyclical – on the fraternity and social friendship Comments 0

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Pope Francis Social Encyclical: ‘Fratelli Tutti’ was launched at the Vatican, Sunday 4 October, 2020. The document focuses on fraternity and social friendship as the ways to build a better, more just and peaceful world – with the contribution of all: people and institutions. The official summary follows, with a link to download the full Read more

Fratelli Tutti: Francis explores fraternity and social friendship Comments 0

Monday, October 5th, 2020

October 4, Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti during a visit to Assisi. The encyclical calls for a new kind of politics and emphasises social friendship as a way to build a more just and peaceful world. It encourages the contribution of all people and institutions and seeks to build a global movement Read more

Vatican, WCC issue joint document on charity during pandemic Comments 0

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches – WCC – have jointly called on Christians to reflect on charity and “the importance of interreligious solidarity in a world wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.” The PCID and WCC on Thursday released a joint document “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: Read more

Charity thieves asked to “do the right thing” Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019

On his quest to help the homeless Tiny Deane saved up for a trailer to help shift people into new homes. Now he’s asking for help to get it back after thieves made off with it in a night raid. Read more Related Posts:A lot of people said you can’t do that……Healthy Homes saving lives – NZ Read more

Failed Wellington bus changes a foodband windfall Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

A commuter’s moment of inspiration and some hard work between two parishioners from St Michael and All Angels Church in the Wellington suburb of  Newlands has resulted in a windfall for the Newlands foodbank. Continue reading Related Posts:Metlink bus stuck at entrance of St Teresa’s…World premiere of documentary about strengthening of…God calls Anglican Bishop of Read more

Operation Restore Hope: Transforming the lives of children in the Philippines Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018
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On Thursday, Operation Restore Hope, a team of 25 volunteer medical professionals, are heading for the Philippines. They will carry out the repair of cleft lips and palates, facial disfigurement and other deformities for children who cannot afford medical care. This is the 20th year in which such a team has visited the Philippines. Health clinics throughout Read more

11-year old gives lunch to homeless man every day for 2 weeks Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

A South Auckland boy has plucked a homeless man from “the pits of despair” by giving him his lunch every day for two weeks. It was only when the rough sleeper walked to school with the 11-year-old and told the boy’s teachers that anyone found out what he was doing. Continue reading Related Posts:School angry Read more

New Zealanders give generously – almost $3 billion a year Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Each year, individuals, trusts and charities give around $3 billion dollars to New Zealand causes. Famous and not-so-famous wealthy individuals have generously given billions, established trusts, foundations, and charities. However, based on the available figures, it’s ordinary Kiwis who give the most to the philanthropic sector.  Continue reading Related Posts:Religion contributes more to the U.S. Read more

Good-hearted charity is not enough Comments 0

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Charity is about being good-hearted, but justice is about something more. Individual sympathy is good and virtuous, but it doesn’t necessarily change the social, economic, and political structures that unfairly victimize some people and unduly privilege others. We need to be fair and good of heart, but we also need to have fair and good Read more